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Thread: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

  1. #101
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I run Ubuntu only for my own use, though I support several Windows systems and occasionally the odd Mac.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I JUST DID!!!
    I only use Ubuntu now! Although i have some issues to solve...
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  3. #103
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozitraveller
    Hi Niomi

    Have you tried wine:
    http://www.winehq.com/

    or cedega (for games!)?
    http://www.transgaming.com/products_linux.php

    Keep being curious!!!
    Yes, I have!

    I'm completely inexpirienced with packages and I don't have any idea how to use them yet. I need to read about it and do some trial and error, unfortunatly, now that christmas break is over school takes priority again.

    I know windows like the back of my hand, so I'll have to keep it on my system at least till I get WINE figured out.

  4. #104
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    Smile Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Niomi
    Yes, I have!

    I'm completely inexpirienced with packages and I don't have any idea how to use them yet. I need to read about it and do some trial and error, unfortunatly, now that christmas break is over school takes priority again.

    I know windows like the back of my hand, so I'll have to keep it on my system at least till I get WINE figured out.
    I'm in a similar situation myself, I'm stuck with windows for the time being. So I'm trying learn as much as I can so that I have more and more control over my linux environment every time I do a rebuild or try a new package. I have tried a few of the various linux distros: Red Hat, Fedora, Debian, Xandros, Mandrake, Suse, Damn Small Linux, Progeny 2.0, Skolelinux (very interesting school distro!!!) and have decided that I like the Debian flavour. I started with Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 “woody”, and eventually got it working, and must admit that it took a few tries to get it to install correctly. Now I'm using Debian Net Installer RC2 "sarge". I have setup 2 old pc's: a PII/400 with Ubuntu 'Hoary" and a PII/300 with Debian "Sarge" (minimal install).

    Anyway, I'm still learning, and I've been asking questions all over the place. And somebody suggested that I try 'Linux From Scratch'. I had a look at their online book (also downloadable).

    So I've added some references for you, for when you have the time!

    Linux From Scratch:
    http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/news.html
    Book:
    http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/6.0/


    Worth a read:

    Ubuntu Mini-RAM HOWTO
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...2597#post42597

    Ubuntu Mini-RAM HOWTO
    http://www.binonabiso.com/en/Ubuntu-miniRAM-HOWTO.html

    Debian Installation with the Net-Installer RC2
    http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=9271

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I have a completely modded/hacked XP setup that I only use for gaming. Everything else I do in Linux. I never had virus problems or anything in XP since i've always used a router and used firefox/configured my own firewall. I also didn't pay for XP I just warez'd it off USEnet, which is my biggest problem. XP Pro costs way too much. the more open source stuff I used in XP the more I leaned towards porting everything to linux and supporting open source fully.

  6. #106
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I started with Linux in 1997 (RedHat 5).
    A bit later I installed SuSE 5 with KDE 1 (very cool)

    I've been Windows-free since 1999 !
    Switching over completely in those days was not easy, there was nothing like OpenOffice or Evolution arround. KDE 1 was usable, but still quite bare.
    But I preferred it over Windows (a re-install every 6 months, counless hours spent just trying to do normal work).

    Since then, I've used:
    SuSE
    Mandrake
    FreeBSD (not Linux, but Unix-like)
    Gentoo
    Debian (stable, knoppix, ...)

    And finally: Ubuntu (now my main desktop OS).

  7. #107
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    i used mandrake and kanotix (a knoppix-derivat), i have a win installed for making tax-declaration. i have problems to run the tax-declaration (germany) under wine.
    if wine will get more comfortable one day, i can delete win.

  8. #108
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I made the switch somewhen 2001. I play games only on consoles anyway

  9. #109
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I only boot into winXP to play Q3 or civ3, other than that, I'm a linux kid for 6 months running now! I never had problems of my own with window$, just needed to have a little fun while I was working...

    I'm somewhat of a masochist though, as I work windows desktop support for the thrills... and of course the girls = )
    Dell Inspiron 500m
    Dual boot: Ubuntu "Warty"/WinXP

  10. #110
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Q3 has a native linux port
    Why boot into windows for that?

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